C. Thomas Biography

Christine Thomas received her B.S. in chemistry from Lafayette College (Easton, PA) in 2001, where she worked with Professor Chip Nataro. She received her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry in 2006 at the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA) under the direction of Professor Jonas C. Peters. Her graduate research focused on a wide range of synthetic projects related to inorganic and organometallic chemistry and catalysis. Christine went on to pursue postdoctoral work in experimental/computational bioinorganic chemistry under the direction of Professors Marcetta Y. Darensbourg and Michael B. Hall at Texas A&M University (College Station, TX). In 2008, Christine began her career as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Brandeis University (Waltham, MA). Christine was selected for DOE’s Early Career Research Program in 2010, was named a 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and received an NSF CAREER award in 2012. She was selected as a 2012 Organometallics Fellow, was named a 2013/2014 Chemical Communications Emerging Investigator and was selected for the 2015 Dalton Transactions Lectureship. She was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2014. Christine’s dedication to teaching was recognized by the 2012 Michael L. Walzer ’56 Award for Excellence in Teaching at Brandeis University. At Brandeis University, Christine was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in May 2013 and to full Professor in July 2016. Christine joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The Ohio State University in January 2018 as the Fox Professor of Chemistry. She has been on the Editorial Advisory Board of Chemical Communications since 2012, is on the Board of Directors of Inorganic Syntheses, and has been serving as an Associate Editor of Dalton Transactions since 2014.  Christine was Chair of the 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, and is currently serving as 2019 Chair-Elect of the Organometallic Chemistry subdivision of the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry. Christine is currently the Vice Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio State University.